Christian sports legends Bubba Watson, Tim Tebow, and Ben Crane gathered together Tuesday evening to attend a Bible study in Phoenix, Ariz., presumably near the TPC Scottsdale course where Watson and Crane are currently participating in the WM Phoenix Open.
Crane, who plays on the PGA tour, posted a picture of him with Tebow and Watson on his Twitter account, with a caption that read: "Fun bible study tonight! Hanging with Bubba Watson and Tim Tebow."
Tebow is an avid golfer known for his massive drives; his swing speed is 141 mph and playing in a Honda Classic pro-am with Jack Nicklaus, Tebow once drove the ball over the green on the 339-yard par-4 first hole. However, accuracy can be a problem for him. Check out video of Tebow's swing below:
Ben Crane, who is notoriously slow on the course, pokes fun at the issue of slow play in his latest YouTube video, "Slow Life."
The four-time PGA Tour winner has often crossed over into comedy, appearing in the Golf Boys videos and having produced a number of hilarious-yet-self-deprecating videos that address problems in his life.
"The fastest thing in my life…was…my balding," says Ben Crane (very slowly) in his newest video, "Hair Attachment," which premiered Friday morning on The Golf Channel's Morning Drive.
That's right, the Golf Boys' token "Strange One" is back with his most cinematic release to date. The heartfelt two minutes is complete with the signature unitard, a German shrink, and a hairpiece that seems modeled after late-era Bernhard Langer. There's a moral, too. Spoiler alert: Don't go bald.
But we'll save the jokes for Crane. Check out the video below:
Phil Mickelson's been conspicuously and quite publically off his game of late. But, apparently, he's in full control of his mystic powers.
As Jason Sobel reports at GolfChannel.com, Mickelson played a practice round with Ben Crane before the Bridgestone Invitational and was a big part of Crane's opening round 66. How did he help? Well, let's go to the quote:
“It was a super fun group,” Crane said. “Phil has helped me. I spent some time with him a few weeks ago, and we spent some time together, and he's helped me and encouraged me. He was calling himself the golf whisperer out there, helping me some with some shots and stuff.”
It's a little buried in there, but yes, Mickelson was calling himself "the golf whisperer." Move over, Bagger Vance. Now, if Lefty could only see "the field" himself. Where's Will Smith when you need him?
YOUNG ACE: Max Frieseke of Glendale smacked a drive and watched his ball soar toward the green, bounce onto it and roll into the cup for a hole-in-one. Good for him, but what's the big deal? Well, Max is 5 years old and is finishing K-4 at Holy Family Parish School in Whitefish Bay. He used the driver from his starter set to ace the 53-yard third hole at Lake Park Golf Course while playing recently with his parents, Bob and Beth Frieseke. "Beth and I were going crazy," Bob said. "We were more excited about it than Max was. In his mind, he thought it was like a hole-in-one in mini-golf."
Montgomerie might set his sights on the 'senior grand slam' After failing to qualify for this year's U.S. Open, 49-year-old Colin Montgomerie said he might turn his attention to the 'senior grand slam' when he turns 50 next June, according to Martin Dempster of The Scotsman.
“I may as well come clean and say I am tempted by the idea of a ‘senior grand slam’,” admitted the eight-time European No 1. “A tall order, I know, but golfing dreams are not solely the preserve of the young.
“I turn 50 a month ahead of the 2013 Senior Open and I will see how I enjoy the camaraderie that week. I’m beginning to suspect I will like it a lot. I will be in the class of ’63 that includes Vijay Singh and Davis Love."
Montgomerie is our choice for best player to never win a major -- sorry, Luke -- and we look forward to seeing him on the senior tour.
UPDATE: Tiger's niece to play in Wegmans LPGA Championship
Golfweek.com reports that Tiger Woods's niece Cheyenne Woods will make her debut as a professional at the Wegmans LPGA Championship on June 7.
Cheyenne Woods, a recent Wake Forest graduate, will play her first tournament as a professional June 7-10 at the Wegmans LPGA Championship. It’s the second major of the LPGA season.
Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods, will play Wegmans on a sponsor exemption. She also played this event in 2009 as an amateur but missed the cut. That was her first start in a professional tournament.